safari chic

I’m sort of in love with the idea of a wedding in Africa – the place is just so beautiful! Let its natural and rustic glamour shine through by not going overboard with your color scheme and having your palette choices compliment the natural surroundings. If you can’t get married in Africa bring a safari […]

burlap and lace (+ giveaway)

Rugged and feminine, country casual and sexy, his and hers, simple yet romantic, rough and delicate, however you put it…burlap and lace are the perfect combination for a shabby chic wedding. Now for the exciting news – I have a fabulous giveaway for you from Smiling Green Apples – where everything is hand cut, hand painted, and hand […]

free people

I have to admit, I’m quite the online shopper, and when I ran across Free People’s New Romantics Splendor in the Grass Dress, I just had to make a bohemian wedding inspiration board to go along with it. The embroidery on it is stunning and this would make a perfect wedding dress for an offbeat […]

roaring twenties (reader request)

If you loved The Great Gatsby wedding inspiration board I had up about a month ago, you’ll love this. The roaring twenties makes for such a fun wedding theme, and because of the upcoming Great Gatsby movie, it’s becoming a popular trend. This board was requested by BB fan Vanessa, who asked for something ‘brown, […]

autumn (+ real engagement)

There are many reasons to have a fall wedding, and the beautiful and cozy details in this inspiration board are just one of them. According to a Forbes magazine article, wedding guests will spend an average of $339 to attend each wedding they are invited to (and that doesn’t even include the gift!), and summer […]


Bibliophile (n) a person, or collector, who has a great love of books. origin: from Greek biblion = book, and philos = loving Are you a fan of literary themed weddings? Well, I’ve got a treat for you today! Blogerina Courtney from She Always Loved Larking had a fabulous post featuring a bridal shower she […]


Welcome to Day 5 of the Global Wedding Week Series! Today’s inspiration board is Zulu inspired, with authentic pieces and florals from Africa. Wanting to bring a little African style to your wedding? Look for natural woods, vibrant colors, and mix rustic and glamourous elements together. Find (or import) flowers indigenous to the African continent […]


I couldn’t have a global weddings week without a Tuscany wedding! It’s a major hot spot for both local Italian weddings and of course, destination weddings. Think: great food, perfect weather, rolling green hills, some of the world’s best wines, family, friends, and fun! If you are planning a destination wedding, use this checklist to […]

naturally neutral {guest post}

I am very excited to have Gaby and Mimi from Mimi & Co. on the blog today to talk to us about table decor trends! Take it away ladies! “A Mimi & Co’s favorite that is heavily trending right now is Vintage Rustic themed linens.  In this economy, savvy Brides have started recycling (up cycling) […]

farm to table (reader request)

I was sitting on the plane waiting for them to close the doors in Miami on my way back from Cuba when I got this email from my friend Heather: “My friend Katie just got engaged and I asked her what her first thought is in planning her big day and she told me farm […]


There are a of couple pros and cons you should consider when having a July 4th wedding. Good news first: almost everyone (in America) has the day off, so theoretically they should be able to make your wedding. Simple BBQ foods are not only fun, but also less expensive than more traditional wedding catering choices. […]

a very british wedding {guest post}

Next up in our ‘guest posts while I’m in Cuba series‘ is Ian of A Groom’s Diary. Now I’ve gotta say – this blog has me laughing out loud. There’s nothing quite like a guy’s point of view as the wedding day approaches and his is especially funny. But before we get to that, I wanted […]

boho bali

Can’t quite make the flight? Why not bring the Balinese style to you? It’s not as hard as it may seem. First, for your venue, find a private estate with a pool or a hotel with a pool and surround the pool with low lying lanterns. If there are any water fountains place plumeria flowers […]


Jet-setter (n): A wealthy and fashionable person who travels widely, frequently, and for pleasure. Don’t we all wish we were a part of the jet-set crowd? Adorable heart stickers, made from atlas pages, and perfect for sealing your invitations with found at Kis for Calligraphy. photo credits: airplane invites, salud sticks, map vases, flowers, map, […]

natural history

Natural history museums evolved from ‘curiosity cabinets.’ Scientists began to use their collections as teaching tolls and low and behold, soon these lovely museums were born. Darling embroidered woodland creatures textiles available at CatBird. *** This fantastically quirky real wedding was featured on Green Wedding Shoes, photographed by Mark Brooke Photographers, and took place at […]

summer cherry

Cherry Pie: 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie 4 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 cup white sugar 4 cups pitted cherries 1/4 teaspoon almond extract 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/2 tablespoons butter Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Place bottom crust in piepan. Set top crust aside, […]